Life News


Playing God Part 3: Do no harm? End-of-life ethics in a ‘death with dignity’ culture
Jun 30 2013
With advances in medical technology, end-of-life care has increased in complexity.

MCC: Not surprised referendum effort on death penalty repeal failed
Jun 12 2013
The Maryland Catholic Conference called the failure of recent efforts to bring the state’s new death penalty repeal law to public vote “a great relief,” as it means the measure will stand and the organization will not have to expend resources fighting a referendum.

Matt Birk skips Obama meeting because of president’s Planned Parenthood prayer
Jun 06 2013
Citing President Barack Obama’s recent call for God to “bless” Planned Parenthood, former All-Pro Ravens’ Center Matt Birk declined to attend a June 5 White House ceremony.

Dr. Mary Ann Sorra (CR file art) St. Agnes Hospital opens natural family planning-based OB-GYN care
Jun 05 2013
Archbishop William E. Lori blessed rooms of a Natural Fertility Care practice May 31 at St. Agnes Hospital.

Under pall of Gosnell trial, are Maryland’s new abortion laws being enforced?
May 09 2013
The Philadelphia murder trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, an abortion provider accused of cutting the spinal cords of infants delivered alive during abortion procedures, has exposed not only the grisly details of his practice, but also the negligence of several Pennsylvania governmental agencies.

Playing God, Part 2: Church a strong supporter of stem-cell research, just not with embryos
May 05 2013
Linda Kosinski, 43, was in need of a bone marrow transplant in 2007.

Mother’s Day holds special meaning for new mom
May 03 2013
Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and it takes on new meaning for me this year because it’s my first as a mother.

After decades of Catholic activism, death penalty repeal becomes law in Maryland
May 02 2013
Gov. Martin J. O’Malley signed into law May 2 a bill repealing the state’s death penalty, making Maryland the 18th state to outlaw capital punishment.

Johns Hopkins’ pro-life club fighting for official recognition
Apr 08 2013
Andrew Guernsey anticipated some push-back when he sought to resurrect The Johns Hopkins University's pro-life organization.

Allowing over-counter sale of contraceptives to all ages ‘simply wrong’
Apr 08 2013
An April 5 decision by a New York federal judge to lift age limits on purchases of over-the-counter emergency contraceptives should be “appealed and overturned,” according to an official of the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops.

Good Friday pilgrims pray for life outside Baltimore abortion clinic
Mar 29 2013
Catholics prayed the rosary outside a Planned Parenthood on March 29.

Bills before Legislature to mandate abortion stat collection, prohibit late abortions
Mar 21 2013
Maryland does not know its teen pregnancy rate. It’s a fact that confounds Nancy Paltell, associate director for respect life at the Maryland Catholic Conference (MCC).

State March for Life draws hundreds to Annapolis after 40 years of legal abortion
Mar 13 2013
Marchers observed the state's annual March for Life March 11 in Annapolis.

Consumerist conception
Mar 10 2013
In addition to unleashing uncertain genetic consequences, assisted reproductive technologies including egg and sperm donation carry other medical and emotional consequences for the donors and the resulting children.

Making babies: In vitro fertilization’s Pandora’s Box
Mar 10 2013
Despite the church’s teaching against assisted reproductive technology, Catholics are among those turning to IVF as an answer to infertility.